Steven Kuhn

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Steven Kuhn is a Philosophy professor at Georgetown University. His areas of research are logic, ethics, and metaphysics and philosophy of language. Kuhn earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Prior to his position at Georgetown, he taught at University of Michigan, UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Reflections on Ethics and Game Theory, Synthese (forthcoming)
  • Embedded Definite Descriptions: Russelian Analysis and Semantic Puzzles, Mind, July 2000.
  • Time and Tense (with Paul Portner), Handbook of Philosophical Logic, Second Edition, Vol 7, 2002.
  • "Prisoner’s dilemma", in Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy, last revised April, 2000.
  • "logic, modal" in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998.
  • Agreement-keeping and Indirect Moral Theory, Journal of Philosophy 93 (1996), pp 105–128.
  • Minimal Non-Contingency Logic, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 36 (1995), 230-234.
  • Pure and Utilitarian Prisoner's Dilemmas (with Serge Moresi), Economics and Philosophy 1 (1995), pp 333–343.
  • Numbers without Ones (with Andrew Vogt), The Fibonacci Quarterly, 30 (1992).
  • The Domino Relation, Journal of Philosophical Logic, 18 (1989), pp 173–195.
  • Stenius on Meaning, Theoria 50 (1984), pp 165–177.
  • An Axiomatization of Predicate Functor Logic, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 24 (1983).
  • Logical Expressions, Constants and Operator Logic, Journal of Philosophy 78 (1981) pp 487–499.
  • Centered Logic: The Role of Entity-Centered Sentence Representation in Natural Language Inferencing" (with A.K. Joshi), Proceedings of 1979 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo, Japan. Translated into Russian and reprinted in Soviet anthology, 1980.
  • Quantifiers as Modal Operators, Studia Logica 39 (1980) (Trends in Modal Logic) pp 145–158.
  • The Pragmatics of Tense, Synthese 40 (1979) pp 331–363.
  • Many-sorted Modal Logics (Vol I and II), Philosophical Studies #29, Uppsala, Sweden, 1977.